A fun, and exadurated "genre" of metal that is pretty hard to define. Has the german power metal sound (Running Wild) but with pirate melodies, and lyrics. Most recently Verbal Deception has been the most flamboyant Pirate Metal band, but with more focus on pirate melodies, but with death grunts.
Me: Hey dude check out this band Running Wild, there PIRATE METAL!!!
Dude: You dingus, theres no such thing as pirate metal.
Me: Haha, well you right, but it's still fun to pretend that there is!